Place:Colsterdale, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameColsterdale
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates54.2275°N 1.8021°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeyburn Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the civil parish was a part 1894-1934
Masham Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the civil parish was a part 1934-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974


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Colsterdale is the valley of the River Burn, a tributary of the River Ure, in the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England. It gives its name to a hamlet and civil parish in the upper part of the dale, about west of Masham. The population of the civil parish was estimated at 20 in 2010. The lower part of the dale is in the civil parish of Healey. The area is in Harrogate district.

Although Colsterdale is not in Nidderdale, it lies within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Colsterdale towers are towers built between 1895 and 1911 to conduct surveys.

History

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The name, first recorded in 1281, means "coalman valley". There was a coal mine here in the 14th century.

Colsterdale was historically divided between the parishes of East Witton and Masham in the North Riding of Yorkshire. In the 19th century the upper part of the dale, above Gollinglith Foot, became part of the civil parish of East Witton Without, but in 1886 was transferred to the civil parish of Healey with Sutton, and in 1894 was created a separate civil parish. In 1934 of the uninhabited Masham Moor, an area common to the parishes of Masham and East Witton, was added to the civil parish of Colsterdale. The lower part of the dale became part of the civil parish of Healey with Sutton (known as Healey from 1934) in 1866.

During the First World War Colsterdale was the site of a training camp for the Leeds Pals. There is now a memorial to the Leeds Pals in the dale. It later became a Prisoner of War camp for German Officers.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Colsterdale was located in Masham Rural District. Between 1894 and 1934 it had been in the Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of East Witton in the Hang West Wapentake.


Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Colsterdale. (GENUKI does not actually mention Colsterdale, although it is in the index of places in Yorkshire. This may be because Colsterdale was an area rather than an exact settlement. Note the comments under Birks.)
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Colsterdale.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of East Witton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
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